EUIPO: Six out of ten customs seizures of fake goods are found in small parcels

  • 63 % of all seizures of counterfeit and pirated goods by customs authorities are of
    small parcel shipments.
  • Fake consumer goods like shoes, sunglasses and jewellery are most likely to be sent
    in small parcels.
  • Over half of all global seizures of counterfeits sent by post contained just one item.

A new report out today reveals that more than 6 out of 10 customs seizures of counterfeit or
pirated goods are of small parcels sent through postal or courier services.

The research, carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and
the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), shows that, although
large container shipments account for most counterfeit traffic in terms of volume and value,
customs authorities are increasingly seizing small parcel shipments of counterfeit and
pirated goods.

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Latest update 14.12.2018